Each week, The Backpage will wrap up some of the smaller news stories, rumors, editorials and gossip making the rounds in women’s wrestling. Got a tip for next week? Send it in.

* WWE highlights Asuka’s reign as NXT Women’s Champion, noting that if she can hold onto the NXT Women’s Title until NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on August 19, she will be the second longest reigning Women’s Champion in WWE history only behind The Fabulous Moolah. (YouTube)

* After defeating Tonya Evinger at UFC 214, Cris “Cyborg” Justino took to Twitter to respond to a video challenge from Becky Lynch to face her at SummerSlam. (411 Mania)

* Despite inaccurate reporting and rumor, PWInsider reached out to police in San Antonio, Texas to confirm there is no outstanding warrant for Paige over the Orlando airport incident. (PWInsider)

* Former Knockouts Champion Taryn Terrell is back on Twitter and Instagram at @IAmTarynTerrell after deleting her social media accounts in January 2016. (Twitter, Instagram)

* Mae Young Classic competitors reflect on Mae Young’s legacy. (YouTube)

* WWE may already be souring on the Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis’ return. (CageSide Seats)

* Reby Hardy joined The Sheet Podcast to discuss her family’s battle for the Broken Universe. (Pro Wrestling Sheet)

* WWE confirms Renee Young will work Raw and SmackDown ‘for the foreseeable future’. (CageSide Seats)

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France
    • Danny?

      LEGEND!!!

    • Don ?

      Asuka’s prancing will always be hilarious to me. ?

    • Aye Mate

      That time Asuka drunkenly laid out three other women lmao.

    • Jo9834

      No buh dee ret di for Ass kah!!….In walks Sasha.

      • John Finnie

        & out crawls Sasha…… still no body ready ?

        • Jo9834

          Sadly this is probably true, they would book Sasha to lose in two minutes after a random kick to the shoulder or something.

          • John Finnie

            Ohh no she would give a great match 20+ min but askaua would win

        • Celiajbeedle

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      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Sasha would get murdered.

        • Jo9834

          LMAO and be revealed as Stephanie’s secret love child with Booker T that has come back to life on next weeks Raw. Your faves would never.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            then they release her carass

      • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

        Yeah, like Micked walking it but couldn’t walk out. Sasha lost to Bayley. Do you know how many times Asuka beated Bayley & Nia?
        Charlotte is her biggest competition.

    • Sitinjak

      She actually have humour side,there’s video when she do Japanese stand Up comedy i guess,and the crowds seems entertained with her jokes

      • that’s interesting, I never knew that she did stand-up.

        • Sitinjak

          For advice,you’re need understanding Japanese language especially Osaka dialect

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    When it comes to Cyborg wanting a match vs Becky Lynch, it feels very random. She’s truly desperate to make a name for herself and while normally, this could be a good crossover for both companies, I don’t think Becky Lynch’s character would fit well such a situation. It’s not the direction that she should go for and plus, 4HW vs 4HW seems much more appealing much more fitting.

    • conan_kun

      If Becky loses to non-wrestler, her fans will be very hysterical and swearing that WWE buried Becky.

  • Danny?

    Asuka already a fucking LEGEND!!! And already a future Hall Of Famer!

  • Danny?

    When it comes to Becky VS Cyborg I really have no interest in seeing this. For one Cyborg isn’t that well known, I had to google her, and secondly if this match was to take place at SummerSlam then it’s highly likely that the SD! Women’s title match will be bumped to the pre-show becasue of it.

    • Joseph

      Well i know who Cyborg is and I’m not the biggest MMA fan.

    • I’d disagree, I think Cyborg is one of the most well-known female MMA fighters outside of Ronda Rousey. She’s pretty controversial as well; never keeps her mouth shut, always trash talking/calling someone out and making headlines.

      • perceval

        Yeah, and while I do think this is just Becky and Cyborg just having fun with each other, they keep escalating it. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if Cyborg actually shows up on Smackdown.

        Given that he hates women’s wrestling, women that don’t have the Diva look, and accents (why he has it in for Becky), here’s how Kevin Dunn would react to a Becky vs Cyborg program…

        https://youtu.be/31g0YE61PLQ

        That, alone, would make it worth doing. :)

  • Jesus’s brother

    I prefer 4HW vs 4HW in the Main-Event of Survivor Series!

    • ???

      Who do you mean by?

      • Joseph

        Charlotte/Sasha/Becky/Bayley vs. Ronda/Baszler/Duke/Shafir

    • perceval

      I see that for Wrestlemania, actually.

  • trishlita721

    Already souring on mike and maria :( off course wwe gives them a horrible gimmick and females as strictly managers just are not interesting.

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    Another fact about Asuka’s reign is the longest reign of ANY Champion male or female, in over 30 Years as she recently broke Punk’s record too.
    AND if Alexa can retain over Bayley at SS she’ll be the longest reigning RAW Women’s Champion

  • Alicia’s wig

    has anyone know wich of the womens of the MYC has been signed by wwe? i saw on instagram that rhea ripley and kavita devi changed her names on ig to rhearipley_wwe and kavitadeviwwe, also I saw Rhea on a video singing happy birthday to HHH.

    • ???

      I also wonder the same thing , hope someone can tell us .

    • Vince Martin

      look it up on wikipedia. As far as I know, Rhea is signed along with Xia Zao, Zeda and Dakota Kai

    • Joseph

      Zeda, Xia, Rea, Sage, Reina, Vanessa, Kai, Abby, Sane, Logan, Evans are all under a WWE contract..

    • Mr. Giem

      Rhea was already signed before the tournament. I don’t know about Kavita but she didn’t have a contract.

      I guess we’ll find out once the tournament is over.

      • Alicia’s wig

        i didnt know about Rhea!!

        • Mr. Giem

          Yeah, she was signed around February but just recently reported to the Performance Center.

    • Alicia’s wig

      Yes, but Zeda, Xia, Dakota, Sage and the other one were signed before the mae young classic, im talking about new girls get signed after the MYC

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Welp Ember is winning the title! Asuka has will fulfill her legacy that day and lose her title that day like Nikki Bella did.

    • ???

      How do you know that she’ll lose ?
      TBH , Ember is just mysterious and still green to me :(

      • C Mack

        Green is Liv Morgan and Sonya Deville. Not an accurate description for Ember.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          Sonya Deville!? Okay we ain’t about to do this, boo!

          • C Mack

            Lol I like her, but she’s a little green. She’s new so it’s fine. She’s doing great

        • Joseph

          Isn’t Sonya more green than Liv since Liv been wrestling longer.

          • C Mack

            I would say yes

        • Summer_Slay #GiveSummerAChance

          Liv is not green. She can put pretty good matches. Dont let her looks fool you.

          • C Mack

            I like Liv a lot.

          • ???

            Ummm .. she’s still have long ways to go , she did improve but still should stay in NXT for one or two years . I hope she will improve more and prove me wrong , I think WWE or HHH are high on her ? Or maybe I’m mistaken for another person .

          • Summer_Slay #GiveSummerAChance

            She’s not green period.

        • ???

          Yeah, I just didn’t get it right in describing Ember .. what I did mean is that her character is still unknown and mysterious and character is a big part of being a champion, she’s a great wrestler and I like her but with WWE’s poor booking they made her green in terms of character still not being known yet !

          • C Mack

            I agree, but I think they are taking steps in the right direction with her

          • ???

            Wish that they did develop their female wrestlers in NXT, if they did it we would get great feuds just like Sasha vs Bayley when they were in NXT ..
            Now even if Asuka vs Ember happened at TakeOver Brooklyn and Ember won, the crowd won’t be as hyped as Sasha vs Bayley . It’s a shame because both Asuka and Ember are at the same level as the 4HW (if not stronger)
            Asuka, Ember , Nikki cross, Ruby , Peyton and Billie.. girl they have so many talented women but they don’t use them what happened to NXT ? NXT was way more interesting than both Raw and SD combined but now it’s pathetic.
            The question is why they don’t let these great women compete alot when they actually if they had matches they always shine yet they just appear once every two months and it’s really sad .. Peyton /Billie/ Asuka may go to the MR this year and I hope they receive more respect than they did in NXT .

      • Joseph

        Ember been wrestling since 2007 so she isn’t green.

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        Idk how but ok

  • GOD STRATUS•

    This CANNOT happen Trish’s record is sacred and Asuka needs to be stopped

    • Joseph

      Records are meant to be broken.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Yeah but by MAIN ROSTER women

        • Joseph

          Hey WWE is counting it.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Nope it’s totally fitting. I stan Goddess Trish too but Queen Asuka is worthy.

    • Windyhawaii

      Im pretty sure Trish didn’t even want that record, considering i hear since she was injured she wanted to drop the title to Victoria.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        It is known.

  • Martin Trombley

    She needs to beat 508 of Rockin Robin… 448 was Trishs year long injured run…

    Plus I love the work Maria and Mike are doing.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Rockin Robin had the title for 502 days I thought? Asuka will pass that as she’s 505 days at Takeover.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Poor Alexa. She had a little boy slap her butt too and people defended the boy saying Alexa does have a nice ass. Tragic.
    https://twitter.com/potaylortots/status/891861445838852097

    • Mr. Giem

      Did that really happened? Sad to hear some people is actually willing to defend molestation.

      • Windyhawaii

        UMMMM. Okay, yes he should not have smacked her butt, but i have things to say about this comment.

        1. Alexa is way older than the boy, molestation is someone sexually assaulting someone far younger.

        2. It was, whether anyone wants to argue on this or not, just a smack in the butt that did not traumatize Alexa, it was nowhere near molestation.

        Should the boy have done it? absolutely not
        Was it MOLESTATION? hell no

        • Mr. Giem

          Sorry if my choice of words was wrong, I’m still learning the meaning behind some terms and slang.

          Anyway, it was wrong what that boy did but I was criticizing that those people defended him using that argument.

  • Sitinjak

    Wow,just notice that Triple H gave Asuka holiday for almost a month since RAW Tokyo Live Event

    • Joseph

      Well she still runs a business in Japan. Shes been back in the states for a couple of weeks already.

      • Sitinjak

        I’m still looking her hairsaloon “Another Heaven” on Google Street view, still no luck

        • Joseph

          Try googling it in Japanese.

          • Sitinjak

            I try,it seems it located around mall or plaza

  • The thing is, Becky has been made to look pretty weak in the past year. IMO that feud against Alexa killed her and she hasn’t really regained her steam since then. It would just seem weird and out-of-place to put her in a match against someone as strong and high-profile as Cyborg.

    • perceval

      That’s thanks to Kevin Dunn and his hatred of the Horsewomen, especially Becky, due to his hatred of accents.

      Same reason Emma can’t get anywhere. That tells us all we need to know about Asuka’s prospects on the main roster.

      • Joseph

        Becky has been a champ and is always in the title picture. Emma never gotten anything.

        • perceval

          Dunn hates the accent, and woman wrestlers in general, which is why he stopped allowing her mic time and got her depushed.

          This is despite her popularity. So, if he does this to someone as over as Becky, he won’t let Emma have a chance.

          • Windyhawaii

            Lettuce just thank god that Hunter and Stephanie don’t like him either. Once hunter and steph take over, hes GONE

  • MK126

    Their sour about Mike/Maria’s “return” but haven’t done anything solid with them except for this Sami Zayn thing. If you want them to be taken seriously drop this “love” gimmick thing and make him a serious midcard title contender

    • Raleex2

      Exactly… I don’t understand how WWE thought that gimmick was a good idea. In fact Maria Kanellis is probably the only semi-popular half of the duo and having her as a heel saying the same things she did back in TNA is a bummer.

  • Raleex2

    I would love to see Asuka has the second longest women’s champion in history. That’s a milestone considering that nobody will ever beat the Fabulous Moolah record.

  • Jouey

    Anny rumours or reports about whats next for Mandy Rose?

    • Windyhawaii

      The last report i heard was that WWE was considering firing her and Aliyah

      But i also heard another report saying that report was BS, so

      • Alicia’s wig

        when she debuted on total divas carrano says she signed a 5 years contract

      • Jouey

        If they fire Mandy that would be a huge mistake like ,, cmon she has the star power, she is training she looks great Everything what a wrestling star needs..

        • Windyhawaii

          I agree, Mandy improved very rapidly and her and Aliyah are being misused rn. I think they should have both already had main roster debuts

  • Maria and Mike are good together, love their chemistry, they just need more time because people already love them. Asuka is a legend no doubt about that, she will be in the HOF before a lot of current MR girls.

  • -V

    Queen making history yet againn, yassss ?